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This week has certainly seen some momentous releases over the years, many of them during times when the monumental franchises we know by heart today were still in their infancy. This week’s list of events reminds me of a scene from a popular gaming-centric web series in which one of the main characters is asked if he believes more modern games like Halo: Combat Evolved will someday be considered classics in the same way that some of the games below are today.
I would agree with the character’s response that we will all have positive memories of the games that stimulated us as children. But child or not, one day I see some other 19-year-old writer taking over my job here and rightfully memorializing Halo, Uncharted, and Assassin’s Creed in much the same way. Because it is not just our childhood memories that makes them classics, but their impact on all that will come after them.